Oh You Paranoid Right-Wing Extremists!

Man, it was really tiring hearing you complain that you were being targeted by the government and intimidated by the IRS solely because of your views.

Oh, and by the way, our bad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews.

Nothing to see here, move right along.

I’m sure this will be front page news at CNN, the NYT, MSNBC, etc.

ths update: And the weekend “Hope NO ONE READS THIS!” dump:

AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

I believe teh “Theme of the Foreseeable Future” is posted just above.

5 Responses to “Oh You Paranoid Right-Wing Extremists!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Apology NOT accepted. I want to see heads roll. High level heads.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    b-b-b-b-b-b-but it was ‘low-level’ people who did this completely on their own!

  3. Gunslinger says:

    Looks like Issa’s plate is gonna be full for a good chunk of the year. It’s about time some more of the Grand Old Whigs found their stones.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    “I’m sure this will be front page news at CNN, the NYT, MSNBC, etc.”

    Umm…it might be – one of the things that BOTH sides hate is the IRS…

    Oh, and as is often the case, I’ll second JeffS on headrolling…

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